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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

Open Society Voices

Slain Human Rights Lawyer Warned of Turkey's 'Existential Crisis'

November 30, 2015 | by Erika Dailey

Tahir Elçi, a torture survivor who became one of Turkey's best known human rights lawyers, was shot dead at a peace rally in southeast Turkey on Saturday.

Grantee Spotlight

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015 | by Sarah Isal

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Jews, Muslims, and other marginalized groups came together for a landmark EU-level discussion on combating discrimination in Europe.

Unaccompanied Minors Struggle to Navigate a Chaotic Asylum System

November 24, 2015 | by Yonous Muhammadi

A chaotic, dysfunctional system awaits young refugees entering Europe alone, pushing many of them onto the street or into forced labor.

The Countries That Gave Me a Second Chance as a Refugee

November 23, 2015 | by Michael Kraus

When Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968, this man faced violence and the loss of his family. But the countries that offered him refuge changed his life.

History Shows That Europe Can Handle a Refugee Influx

November 19, 2015 | by Enna Gerin

Looking back and comparing her experience to that of refugees today, one woman sees her case as a textbook example of how things should work.

A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015 | by Daniel Makonnen

In the wake of the attacks that killed over a hundred in Paris, a publisher explains the media’s role in responding, and why we shouldn’t make assumptions about the terrorists’ intended targets.

European Court Rulings Highlight Azerbaijan’s Bleak Record on Human Rights

November 16, 2015 | by Marina Van Riel

A series of human rights rulings against Azerbaijan underline the need for a concerted response from the Council of Europe to the deteriorating political situation there.

A Polish Dissident’s Journey from Political Prison to New York City

November 12, 2015 | by Emil V.

After eight months of incarceration under martial law in Poland, a refugee made his way to the United States and found himself embraced by his adopted home.

Grantee Spotlight

The Slow-Motion Legal Disaster Unfolding within the Refugee Crisis

November 11, 2015 | by Samar Muhareb

Many refugees fleeing Syria find themselves in a legal black hole. Now a Jordan-based organization is helping them piece their identities back together.

Grantee Spotlight

Churches in Former Soviet States Are Becoming Political Power Players

November 9, 2015 | by Adam Hug

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, religious institutions have asserted themselves, with churches playing a central role in determining countries’ futures across the region.